Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Loren: Look I love Kate McKinnon and less than indifferent to Mila Kunis but this looks pretty mediocre at best. I guess we’ve finally gotten to the doldrums of summer. It was fun while it lasted.
RDT: I love Mila and enjoy Kate, but if I’m going to the movies this weekend, it’ll be to catch up on something I’ve missed (likely Incredibles 2 or Three Identical Strangers).
Rick: I laughed far more than I thought I would during that trailer. Also, like Jen says below, Gillian Anderson.
Jen: Droughtlander (the lack of new Outlander episodes on television) will get me to the theater to see Sam Heughan in all his glory. I imagine I will drink before watching. Also, Gillian Anderson.
Loren: First and foremost the 100 Acre Wood group are terrifying in live action. That being said this looks so saccharine you’d have to be a monster not to feel something about it. I do have a feeling that’s all by design though so it makes me have confused feels. I don’t think I like that.
RDT: I feel like I’ve seen this movie a million times before. But I kinda still wanna see it. Eventually.
Rick: I have no doubt this is heartwarming, but I’m a little weirded out by how the characters look in “reality”. I’m most disturbed by Tigger. Why does he look like a child’s toy that was left out in the sun for about a decade? Shouldn’t he be as colorful as the rest of them?
Jen: This could be a lot of fun with my daughter who loves some Winnie the Pooh. Side note she used to call him “Poo-a the bear” and I kinda miss that.
The Darkest Minds
Loren: I can hear the pitch meeting now. “It’s X-Men meets The Maze Runner meets…” “You can stop right there, this is perfect, we own those franchises so no one will sue us.” (Reads RDT’s entry, reads Rick’s, Hey I liked Push too! Are we the only 3 that saw it?)
RDT: (go read Rick’s) I remember Push! That movie was fun! This? Not so much (I’m assuming).
Rick: Isn’t this just a more emo version of Push (2009)? I am the only one who remembers that movie?
Jen: So this is not an X-Men light teen drama on Freeform? Hmmm. Continue reading